Georgia toddler with Down syndrome named 2018 Gerber baby

Warren family via Gerber shows Lucas Warren of Dalton Ga. Lucas is Gerber's first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company's 91-year history

Warren family via Gerber shows Lucas Warren of Dalton Ga. Lucas is Gerber's first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company's 91-year history

In trending news this morning, a Boston burger joint is helping patrons pop the question, and Gerber's new spokesbaby is making history.

As the Grand Prize victor, Lucas' family will receive $50,000, he will be given the coveted title of 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby and take a front seat on Gerber's social media channels throughout the year. "Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year, Lucas is the flawless fit".

His mother, Cortney Warren, entered Lucas in the 90-year-old contest when a relative mentioned that Gerber put out its annual call for adorable babies, she told "Today".

Gerber picked Lucas from more than 140,000 entries to its photo search contest.

The internet was rife with cooing adoration upon seeing and hearing of Lucas Warren's most recent accomplishment. The winning photo, posted on Instagram, is of a broadly smiling Lucas in a smart polka dot bowtie and mint-colored polo.

The Gerber Baby contest started in 1927, shortly after the company was founded.

The title means Lucas will be featured on Gerber's social media channels and in its ads throughout the year.

His parents hope that Lucas will help people realize that those with special needs are really no different from other children, and that they don't need to be defined by their disability.

In reward, the baby and his parents will get a $50,000 check.

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